I have reached Cape Town at last!

01 February 2013

Banished (a bit unfairly, I feel) from the vast snowfields and frozen lakes of my homeland, I have arrived – at last! – in Cape Town, South Africa! Can you imagine, that I am now at the tip of deepest, darkest, hottest – and windiest, it seems – Africa.

I arrive in Cape Town at last - together with a card from Amy-Lynn
I arrive in Cape Town at last – together with a card from Amy-Lynn

I had been stuck in this large orange-yellow envelope, with its Canadian postage stamps, for around 3 weeks. I was starting to fear that I would never reach my destination. It was quite awful being stuck in those post office bags, all squashed together and jostling for fresh air, surrounded by hundreds of letters and postcards and parcels. It’s a miracle I survived!

When my host family in Cape Town collected me from the airport post office this morning, and showed me to the cute and cosy little garden flatlet that I may call my home for the duration of my stay in this faraway, foreign  country, I confess that I felt quite emotional.

 This is what the card says inside...
This is what the card says inside…

Reggie and I hugged, and we cheered, and she warmly welcomed me to Cape Town, explaining that it is known as the Mother City on the continent that is the Cradle of Humankind. Wow, isn’t that impressive?!

And then I helped her to write an email to my friends from Lake Superior (Kathy) and Nova Scotia (Amy-Lynn, Sybil and Lynne).

I help Reggie to write a letter to my friends Kathy, Amy-Lynn, Sybil and Lynn
I help Reggie to write a letter to my friends Kathy, Amy-Lynn, Sybil and Lynn

I look forward to getting to know my host family, their friends and their neighbourhood, and I hope we will have some exciting adventures together. And if I find the time, I will try to blog about them here. So, dear friends, watch this space!


4 thoughts on “I have reached Cape Town at last!

  1. I’m still not sure what I think of that banishment. Part of me thinks that FK really wasn’t 100% at fault. There were other parties involved who were probably, well, I can’t go into it on a public blog. 😉

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